This morning is devoted to discovering the different aspects of the Vietnamese cuisine. In the early morning, we venture into Hoi An market to purchase necessary ingredients for the cooking course. Accompanied by your hostess (also your chef), you’ll have the leisure time to discover all the varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, meat and fish which are sold at the market. This will give you a better understanding about the habits of Hoianien’s consumption preferences.
After visiting the market, we’ll make a short stop for a coffee (or tea) break at a local coffee shop before being taken to your kitchen where the cooking may begin. The chef will guide you how to cook some Vietnamese traditional dishes and a few associations of tastes that you can use when you are back home. Enjoy your self-prepared lunch after cooking. The meal will obviously be supplemented by other dishes prepared by your classmates on spot.
In the afternoon, we depart for a discovery around Hoi An. Embark for a boat ride to the mouth of Thu Bon river to enjoy the daily activities of fishers such as throwing fishing net and trading their products. Your boat then continues cruising for about half an hour to a fishing village. After changing to a smaller bamboo boat (a coracle) to discover a distinctive mangrove forest, you will be able to try your hand fishing crabs. Under the blurry sunlight inside the forest, you might feel a mysterious atmosphere covering this whole area. This excursion also gives you a chance to admire skilled fishermen who are working in the forest. Back to the hotel by private vehicle by late afternoon. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel